"A lifelong provocateur, Thornley was linked to many of the fringe elements of the time. He helped create the spoof religion called the Discordian Society and its tract, the Principia Discordia. He coined the term “paganism” to describe various nature religions. And he befriended Robert Anton Wilson, inspired the Illuminatus, and gave his anarchic support to the Bavarian Illuminati, a brilliant prank." Author of The Prankster and the Conspiracy: The Story of Kerry Thornley and How He Met Oswald and Inspired the Counterculture (Paraview Press, 2003) -- Foreword by Robert Anton Wilson.  In 2014 RVP Press published Historia Discordia.  In 2012 he self-published Happy Trails to High Weirdness: A Conspiracy Theorist's Tour Guide with an introduction by Andrew Colvin and post-script by Kenn Thomas.